For many years I was on the board of directors of the Boston Blues Society and helped produce the annual "Boston Blues Challenge". The band that wins this competition gets to go to Memphis to compete in the international compeition against blues bands from all over the world.
In years past some of our Boston representatives have done pretty well. Susan Tedeschi and Michelle Willson were both Boston winners and have gone on to be signed by major record labels.
I retired from that volunteer position a few years ago- But the folks who produce the competition these days are always nice enough to invite me back to be a judge.
I snuck away from my judgerly duties long enough to snap this photo of a roadie watching her band perform from the wings.